1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Weds 28 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 28 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

Titles/labels/descriptions of posters

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by Tender Face, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Cor, you’d think I would have the hang of this by now .....:eek:

    “Sleepless” (should change my user name but I know I can’t do that (see I do know some things!:p) trying to keep herself out of mischief here, thought it might be wise to add ‘Former Carer’ whenever I post .... (like clever other folk have done). I found my way to User CP (round of applause please:)) but I can’t see where to add this. Does it just go into the ‘Signature’ bit and then reformat it all to get things set out nicely?

    Thanks again
    Love, Karen, x
     
  2. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,429
    Karen you can do it two ways. Either the signature way and/or from the User CP choose Edit Your Details, and edit the field "Interest in Alzheimer's Talking Point" which will edit the details shown when someone looks at your Profile. FYI - if you change you signature, the signature will be changed even on "old posts". As far as I'm aware, there's no way round that.
     
  3. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,059
    Toronto, Canada
    You're almost there. Go to the "Settings" & click on Edit signature. Edit as you like it & click save. Voila!
     
  4. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Thank you Ladies

    Hmmm, know what you mean Jennifer ... because it seems to work well for the 'here and now' but anyone finding any help from any of my diatribes in the past :eek: would wonder why I was a 'former carer' .... when I wasn't ..... :rolleyes:

    Take care, thanks both, x
     
  5. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,429
    Well if you could go back to my first post it says I'm a volunteer moderator, which is also a little odd. I assume it's because it doesn't really store the signature, just adds it each time a thread is opened.
     
  6. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    I can feel a systems analyst in the making! :D

    Karen, :)
     
  7. Helen33

    Helen33 Registered User

    Jul 20, 2008
    14,697
    Morning Karen,

    I have been staring and staring at your avatar, trying to see what it is??

    'Former carer' sounds fine in some ways but it always makes me think that one no longer cares at all. I know it's not that important in the grand scheme of things but it's first thing in the morning and so I'm allowing myself to be nit picky:D Not to you but just generally. I think 'former carer to (mother, father, Matthew, Mark, Mary, Lucy, parents, husband, wife)' sounds as though one chapter has closed but that one still cares.

    I always thought you were computer snazzy;)

    Love
     
  8. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    I don’t know whether to put you out of your misery or not! :p (You note I was multi-skilling sorting out signatures and avatars all at the same time!;)) Still haven't a clue what an avatar means but I thought I'd have one anyway! :D

    Oh, go on then ... they are penguins ....(look again!).... if you must know (sigh!) .... they became a bit of a family obsession after my son returned home from nursery one day doing a ‘penguin waddle’ and my dad (very ill at the time) delighting in it. The ‘Emperor and chick’ image commonly seen just means ‘my dad and son’ to me .... and mum got into it ....and my hubby ...... and my son will forever be my little ‘Pingu’ (all 6 foot of him!) ...... You can imagine this time of year I can really indulge – my PC desk is like 'Christmas Penguin Grotto'! :) (How old am I??? :eek: )

    And yes, I understand the nit picky .... I did deliberate on ‘Former carer but actually care with a passion still, just in a different way now ....’ but it all started to sound like some ‘introductory’ from someone in a pageant!!!!! :eek: I personally have noted of late how sometimes having a few word ‘description’ can help identify immediately especially with the influx (and for the benefit of) new posters ....... perhaps it’s not so important?

    Love, Karen, x

    PS: I like ‘Snazzy’ but am deffo not savvy! ;)
     

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